Sunset Truck

Original title: Yek Camion Ghoroob
International title: Sunset Truck
Type: Fiction

CAST
* Pejman Bazeghi… (Meraj)
* Roshanak Gerami… (Sayeh)
* Nader Fallah… (Farhad)
* Saman Saffari… (Soldier)
* Manzar Lashgari… (Mihan)
* Mohammad Sadegh Yazdani… (Arash)
* Mehrad Mehrkish… (Singer)

CREW
Director: Abolfazl Saffary
Screenplay: Abolfazl Saffary & Sajad Afsharian
Director of Photography: Bayram Fazli
Editing: Ebrahim Saeedi
Music: Peter Pirhosseiniloo
Sound Recorder: Nezammodin Kiaie
Sound Mixer: Hossein Ghoorchian
Set Designer: Abolfazl Salami & Alborz Malekpoor
Costume designer: Abolfazl Saffary
Make-Up: Ali Reza Javadi

Production Manager: Hossein Beshgard
Producers: Abolfazl Saffary & Norik Keshishian
Production Companies: Linkeeper Film Production GMBH & nurfilm

Shooting format: 4k
Screening format: DCP
Sound: 5.1 Surround
Ratio: 16:9
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running Time: 92 min
Year: 2017

Fiction Colour 92 min 2017 Iran/Germany

Synopsis:
An Iranian family have, for many years, been running a camp for desert lovers. Business is gradually drying when Arash, the youngest son, comes up with a novel idea. Through his skilful use of Facebook, he attracts new visitors to the camp with the promise of providing the most beautiful sunsets anywhere in the world. Business takes off again. However, other problems quickly arise.
Sayeh is a pregnant, single woman living in the camp. One day she receives an unexpected visitor, none other than the rich bureaucrat, father of Sayeh’s unborn child, who wants to force Sayeh into an abortion while keeping everything from his wife. Sayeh, though, is determined to keep the child. The camp’s existence is threatened.

Director’s Statement:
I’ve always liked watching the horizon, where the sky touches the earth and you can feel it even from a distance. So, I gathered up the story’s characters and street musicians, whose big city life had never let them have the chance of watching horizons, and took them to a beautiful place to experience it. Together we built our own small town. We performed our own life stories in a glorious opera. We read, sang, danced, cried and died; and finally rode with the sunset in honour of the sun’s grace and dignity.

Festival debut:
World Premiere